My Sportsman of the Year: David Griffin

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer. It’s easy to underestimate David Griffin. On the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Report: Varejao suffers rib injury; and about that D

Some news, notes and thoughts on the Cavaliers as they prepare to host the Indiana Pacers on Saturday: 1. First off, Anderson Varejao was held out of Friday's practice with a rib contusion. That's basically bruised ribs. He is questionable for the Pacers. 2. Varejao has been extremely underrated (what else is new?) -- particularly over the past week or so. The 6-foot-11 big man has...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Haywood Aware Cavs Could Trade Him

Brendan Haywood has a non-guaranteed contract for next season worth $10.5 million that could a trade chip for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Haywood is aware that the Cavaliers could trade him at any time. "I don't worry about it because at the end of the day, I can't do anything about it," Haywood told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "If somebody views my contract as...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers 2014-15 Predictions: WFNY Roundtable Part 1

Well, here we are. After a season of huh and a whirlwind summer, we’re about ready to embark on the Peak Cavs era. As always before a Cleveland sports season starts, the WFNY brain trust gathers to give their thoughts on some of the key elements of the upcoming season. We also do our best to prognosticate, which can lead to both eerily accurate or humorous results. The group assembled...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

8 Awesome Fight Videos From Chicago Bulls Games… Players, Fans, Etc.

The Chicago Bulls are known for their toughness and defensive mentality around the NBA, but sometimes things get a little too heated… for the players and the fans. Let’s take a look back at eight memorable fights from Chicago Bulls games in years past. #8. Antonio Davis and Brendan Haywood Trade Punches At Half Court (2010) 250 total views, 250 views today The post 8 Awesome...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: With LeBron, shot at a title is real - or is it?

Editor's note: This is the 30th and final of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Anderson Varejao; PF Kevin Love; SF LeBron James; SG Dion Waiters; PG Kyrie Irving. Key Reserves C-F Tristan Thompson; F Shawn Marion; PG Matthew Dellavedova; G-F Mike Miller; G-F James Jones; C Brendan Haywood; SG Joe Harris; C Alex Kirk; PG A.J. Price...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers set opening night roster

The NBA released the official opening night rosters of every team Monday night, with the Cavaliers of course among them. Here are the players listed on the Cavs' official opening night roster: Matthew Dellavedova; Joe Harris; Brendan Haywood; Kyrie Irving; LeBron James; James Jones; Alex Kirk; Kevin Love; Shawn Marion; Mike Miller; Tristan Thompson; Anderson Varejao; Dion Waiters...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

SLAM: Cavs Players Describe David Blatt’s Offense in Two Words or Less

I published my latest article at SLAM this past Friday. After Mike Miller described David Blatt’s offense as “borderline genius”, I reached out to Brendan Haywood, Shawn Marion and rookie Joe Harris for their impressions thus far. An excerpt from that article is as follows. Their descriptions of Blatt’s offense are below. Brendan Haywood: “Spurs-esque” Shawn Marion:...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Really Like Blatt's 'Spurs-Esque' Offense

The Cleveland Cavaliers' players are enjoying the Princeton offense of David Blatt. Mike Miller described Blatt's offense as "borderline genius." “I like his offense a lot," said Brendan Haywood. "There’s great ball movement, which is very key in the game of basketball. There isn’t as much of one-on-one. There’s a lot of the ball being kicked from one side of the court to...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Miscue, Brendan Haywood, and a sea of loud uniforms: While We’re Waiting…

Happy [checks calendar] TUESDAY, everybody! I’m pinch-hitting for Rock this morning, so please adjust accordingly in your scorebook. This is that strange time of the year where we have closing thoughts on the Tribe, opening thoughts on the Cavs, and still have hope for the Browns. With that in mind, let’s start with…. Michigan football. Not only do the Wolverines look like...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Report: Blatt, LeBron speak of team's free-flowing O

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- From the early sounds of things, the Cavaliers will run an offense that may not be Princeton in its entirety, but at least in its principles. Not surprising, since new coach David Blatt went and played for Princeton. Now, to many fans, "Princeton offense" means little. All a lot of fans know is LeBron James is on the team and the Cavs therefore should be pretty...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Reportedly Sent A Trade Offer For The Pacers Roy Hibbert

Source Hey David Griffin, here’s my thoughts about trading Dion Waiters, Brendan Haywood and a 1st round pick for Hibbert The Cavs may need an inside presence but they don’t need Roy Hibbert. Yes Hibbert can be an all-star if he really wanted to, but last year’s playoff performance said it all about Hibbert. The Cavs don’t [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Trade for Roy Hibbert in the Works?

Following a rumor that surfaced with talk show host Tyler Spence, other sources have confirmed that the Cleveland Cavaliers could possibly be in the midst of making a deal for Indiana Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert. BREAKING: Source confirms after Bogans trade, Pacers received call from Cavs. Cavs offering Haywood, Waiters, 1st rounder for Hibbert. — Tyler Spence (@tspence26) September...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Haywood Cleared For Full Participation To Start Cavs' Camp

Brendan Haywood participated in all activities as the Cleveland Cavaliers opened training camp on Saturday. David Blatt called Haywood the surprise of the day one of camp. Haywood missed the entire 2013-14 season due to a foot injury.
Via RealGM
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs NBA 2K15 Player Rankings Leaked

Basketball-based video games in Cleveland are once again shaping up to be pretty fun. Not long ago, we gave you a look at the “Homecoming” video for LeBron James which is tucked away inside of NBA 2K15. Now, thanks to Cavs Nation, we allegedly have leaked player rankings for the entire Cleveland Cavaliers roster. LeBron James: 98 Kevin Love: 89 Kyrie Irving: 88 Dion Waiters...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA 2K15 Player Ratings Leaked for Cleveland Cavaliers

Ah, the age old-NBA 2K player rating system. It’s a time when players and fans alike receive a numerical value or “rating” for every single player in the NBA. Certain aspects such as layups, dunks, three-pointers, steals, and rebounding are measured and all taken into account when assigning this “player rating.” Every year, before the NBA 2K video game is even released...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Trade Timofey Mozgov For Dion Waiters?

Denver Nuggets: Trade Timofey Mozgov For Dion Waiters? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Denver Gets: Dion Waiters and Brendan Haywood Cleveland Gets: Timofey Mozgov and Quincy Miller The Cavaliers are a contender for a title this season and the Nuggets have the one thing they lack, depth at the 5. The Cavaliers just have Anderson Varejao who is in his 30’s and...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Trading For Timofey Mozgov

Cleveland Cavaliers: Trading For Timofey Mozgov By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Cavaliers Get: Timofey Mozgov and Quincy Miller Nuggets Get: Dion Waiters and Brendan Haywood Yes, if you read the site on a regular basis I just wrote about the Cavaliers trading Dion Waiters for Kosta Koufas, but there are a lot of reports that the Cavaliers would like to trade for...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: GM Admits Concerns About Lack of Rim Protection

The Cleveland Cavaliers won this season’s NBA offseason. Plain and simple, no team had a better summer than the Cavs. Rarely do small market teams add one superstar in an offseason, but adding two in LeBron James and Kevin Love is just unheard of. The Cavaliers went from Eastern Conference bottom feeders to legitimate title contenders, but the team is far from being perfect, and...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs team age, Dion Waiters interview and quick sports takes … While We’re Waiting

Let’s talk about age. The Cavaliers are reportedly close to signing 36-year-old Shawn Marion. This is on top of the official signings of 34-year-old Mike Miller and 33-year-old James Jones. And the recent trade for 34-year-old Brendan Haywood. And the possible signing of 39-year-old Ray Allen. Suddenly, the Cavs look kinda old, no? Oh well. Boo hoo. Last season, the Cavs were the...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Offering Future First Round Picks For Experienced Center

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in search for an experienced center via trade and are offering future first round picks. The Cavaliers only have Anderson Varejao and Brendan Haywood on their depth chart at center.
Via RealGM
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bigs that the Cavaliers can still target

The Cleveland Cavaliers need some big bodies. Badly. The addition of Lebron James took the Cavs from the bottom to the top quickly, but they still aren’t a finished and ready-made championship contender just yet. The Cavs badly need some rim protection and size in the middle. They took care of some shooting issues with the additions of Mike Miller and James Jones. Size and rim...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers willing to include Andrew Wiggins in trade for Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers are now willing to trade Andrew Wiggins, a league source told Bob Finnan of the The Morning Journal & The News-Herald. Ever since LeBron James returned to Cleveland, talks have intensified for All-Star power forward Kevin Love. Rumors have surfaced that the Cavaliers wouldn’t include rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins in any possible deal for the Minnesota...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs acquire Haywood, Powell from Charlotte

The Cavaliers continued remaking their roster with the acquisition of a pair of big men Saturday. Cleveland general manager David Griffin announced the deal, which brings the Cavs center Brendan Haywood and the rights to forward Dwight Powell from the Charlotte Hornets for guard Scotty Hopson and cash considerations. Haywood is a 12-year veteran from North Carolina who has played...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets expect to be major players in free agency

CHARLOTTE -- When the Charlotte Hornets drafted power forward Dwight Powell out of Stanford with the 45th overall pick last week's NBA Draft, he was immediately traded to Cleveland in what was perceived to be a ho-hum draft day trade. But in reality, it was a perfect capsulization of what the Hornets are trying to do this offseason in free agency -- be strong players. The trade...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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